An open letter to those who work on and for Fannation:
You purport to be running an equitable sports site here, but recent events have suggested otherwise.
How is it that you allow
- all-but-nude avatars
- mockery and insults of every kind
- duplicate accounts
- staff writers who can't string coherent sentences together
and countless other types of nonsense, but you can't seem to fix the things that need fixing?
A thong-covered booty is self-expression, but the word "b'itch" is too much for us to handle? Is that really the message you want to send?
You allow certain users to cheat as they see fit while periodically and somewhat randomly nailing others for lesser offenses? Are you merely fighting the fights you can win?
You delete a user's account because he posts links to another sports site? Do I need to check over my shoulder every time I type ESPN in a throwdown?
The arbitrary censorship and halfassed monitoring are embarrassing. And this site is slowly ruining itself.
Take a good look. Many quality users are going or gone. I don't think that's what you're going for. I'm hoping that maybe someone with some authority will read this and take it for what it is.
I didn't write this just to cuss you out. I know you must be getting complaints and negative feedback by the e-truckload. It's not a roast. Not even a warning. But more of a plea. We really enjoy Fannation. Or at least, we did.
If you want to delete me for pointing out that there are some serious problems here, so be it. But as evidenced by my position on the leaderboard, I'm not some sour-grapes whiner. I like FN. I like what it offers. But I can't ignore certain drawbacks.
I almost left the site once. I'd rather not be driven to doing it again, with more permanence.